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Arizona manufacturer to pay $130K penalty

PHOENIX — Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials said a
manufacturer of metal tubing has agreed to pay a $130,000 penalty for hazardous
waste violations at its Phoenix facility.

ADEQ announced the settlement with Allied Tube & Conduit Corp. on Thursday.

The fee is part of a consent judgment handed down by the Maricopa County
Superior Court.

The agency cited the company for 15 violations, including nine for storing
hazardous waste without a permit.

According to inspectors, there was staining and broken fluorescent lamps on the
ground in a hazardous materials rea.

Allied manufactures fence and mechanical tubing, sprinkler pipe, metal building
studs and other materials.

ADEQ started a plating initiative in 2008 to bring electroplating facilities
into compliance with the Arizona Hazardous Waste Act.


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